Islamic Ethics for Sustainable Development and Developing Social Conscience: An Islamic Response to the Challenge of Ecology Today
Keywords:Sustainability, Development, Environment, Islam, Ethics, Religion
This paper aims at examining the issue of sustainable development and its ecological implications from religious perspectives. The author focuses on the importance of religious ethics especially divine religions such as the Abrahamic faith in offering the solutions to those issues. He narrows the scope of discussion on the Islamic response to the challenge of ecology today and the role of Islamic Ethics in dealing with the issues. The author employs the qualitative methodology that covers critical and textual analysis on the materials related to the issues. The research finds that the real problem of sustainable development and ecological issues lies in one of man’s character traits, greed. The effort to understand the concept of morality falls under the ambit of Islamic Ethics.
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